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Renault-Nissan Alliance staffers absorb Sproule's former role

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will not replace former marcomms director Simon Sproule, who left last month for Tesla, with other staffers absorbing his responsibilities instead. Read entire article
24 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am PDT

Coca-Cola UK media relations head: ''Don't approach bloggers with a fait accompli'

Brands should not approach bloggers with a "fait accompli" when reaching out to them, but should be open to co-creation and a more human approach, according to Coca-Cola Great Britain head of media relations Sarah Tuke. Read entire article
24 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am PDT

Beefeater Gin hires Amplify PR for London visitor center

Gin brand Beefeater has handed Amplify the responsibilities for promoting a new London-based venture. Read entire article
24 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am PDT

GoDaddy appoints Bite as Indian PR agency

Bite's work in India includes strategic planning, campaign management, content creation, and influencer relations. Read entire article
24 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am PDT

Thursday's Breakfast Briefing: FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; #myNYPD spreads to West Coast

Everything you need to know to start your day. Read entire article
24 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am PDT

National Retail Federation hits the road

The National Retail Federation is going on a cross-country road trip with the first stop outside the nation's capital in North Carolina. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm PDT

Top Bliss staffers buy back firm from ad agency

Three staffers at Bliss Integrated Communication with more than 60 years of cumulative experience there have acquired the firm. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm PDT

Hilton Worldwide brings on MWW for LGBT work

Hilton Worldwide has brought on MWW to handle its LGBT marketing and PR efforts across its portfolio of brands. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm PDT

Top PR pros to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips, and Allianz are among speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Former top lobbyist, H&K CEO Robert Gray dead at 92

Robert Gray, an influential Washington, DC, lobbyist and former chairman and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, passed away last Friday. He was 92. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am PDT

Edelman US CEO Hass to step down; Dubner to replace him

Edelman US president and CEO Mark Hass is stepping down from his role after five years at the agency. Russell Dubner, president of Edelman New York, will succeed him on July 1. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am PDT

UK's Gatwick Airport calls on former Tony Blair spokesman Godric Smith

Gatwick Airport has retained the agency of former Tony Blair spokesman and Olympic delivery communications chief Godric Smith to help it in the political battle for a second runway. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am PDT

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: The NYPD's Twitter campaign goes awry

Everything you need to know to start your day. Read entire article
23 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

Novartis to set up 'integration office' following GSK deal

SWITZERLAND: Novartis will set up an "integration office" to aid in the process of its multi-billion dollar asset exchange with GlaxoSmithKline. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm PDT

Zhao: 'We want BlueFocus to be a global player'

He is the poster child of China's communications industry. Oscar Zhao, 44, is leading the charge at BlueFocus, a group growing so fast it defies belief. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am PDT

WPP's Michelle Harrison explains its new government and public sector practice

Michelle Harrison, CEO of TNS BMRB and leader of WPP's new government and public sector practice, talked to PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett about plans for the global venture. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am PDT

Interpublic PR group Q1 revenue up double digits

Interpublic Group's PR agency unit saw double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am PDT

Colorado Tourism brings PR in-house

The Colorado Tourism Office has brought its PR and social media functions in-house, deciding not to renew its contract with agency MMGY Global. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am PDT

Omnicom PR revenue up 1.2% in first quarter

Omnicom Group reported Tuesday morning that its PR agencies achieved 1.2% organic revenue growth in the first quarter compared with Q1 2013. Read entire article
22 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am PDT

ICR helps Weibo with comms through IPO process

Financial communications consulting firm ICR was the sole PR agency aiding China's Twitter-like Weibo platform with comms for its public-market debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange last Thursday. Read entire article
21 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm PDT

Newsmaker: Steve Swasey, Kabam

As Kabam considers an IPO, its head of global corporate comms focuses on positioning the mobile gaming company as a top player in the entertainment sector.
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31 Mar 2014 | 9:05 am PDT

Newsmaker: Matt Davis, Dow Chemical

As Dow Chemical evolves as a company, its head of public affairs and government affairs embraces challenges in order to enhance the brand's global footprint.
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1 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Angela Watts, Spotify

As Spotify focuses on attracting members to its digital-music platform, its head of global communications ensures that messaging is in sync and pitch perfect.
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1 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Paul Bergevin, Intel

Just like one of its microchip processors, Intel's VP of sales and marketing and GM of global comms powers the messaging behind the tech giant's move into its next phase.
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1 Jan 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Stacey Tank, Heineken

Heineken USA's SVP and chief corporate relations officer sets out to uniquely define the beer company's brands and elevate CSR messaging to consumers.
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1 Dec 2013 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross

As she battles daily crises, the chief public affairs officer at the American Red Cross has found a winning formula by mixing tradition with an army of digital volunteers.
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1 Nov 2013 | 4:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel

Using a strong reputation management strategy, Bechtel's principal VP, global corporate affairs, has constructed a new positive brand image for the organization.
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1 Oct 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

Leveraging mobile as a key influencer tool, Mondelez's VP of global media and consumer engagement is the driving force behind real-time marketing efforts.
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1 Sep 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Katherine McLane, Livestrong

After being rocked by a leadership scandal, Livestrong's VP, comms and external affairs, is redefining the charity's message to show it is 'Still Strong' without its founder.
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1 Aug 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae

Utilizing a proactive and transparent comms strategy, Fannie Mae's SVP and CCO managed to resurrect the organization's image and win back praise from the media.
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1 Jul 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Bill Plummer, Huawei

As he ushers in a new era of transparency to help dispel legacy allegations, Huawei's VP, external affairs, aims to be proactive on all communications fronts.
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1 Jun 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: K.C. Kavanagh, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

With more than 1,100 hotels worldwide, Starwood's SVP of global communications checks in daily to ensure brand messaging is consistent across all channels.
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25 Apr 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Robert Hubbell, Cantor Fitzgerald

Building strategies based on integrity, the global marcomms MD at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and affiliate BGC Partners strives to put people first.
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1 Apr 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Larry Solomon, AT&T

From implementing a war room at the telecoms giant to empowering employees, AT&T's SVP of corporate comms aims to connect people on a daily basis.
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1 Mar 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Sue Hensley, National Restaurant Association

Sue Hensley, SVP of public affairs and communications at the National Restaurant Association, serves up healthy strategies as she gives the nation some food for thought.
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1 Feb 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil

Whether educating the public or engaging opponents, ExxonMobil's VP of public and government affairs brings a lot of energy to every discussion.
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1 Jan 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Claire Dorland Clauzel, Michelin

The comms and brand leader at international tire giant Michelin weaves mobility into every aspect of the company's internal and external strategy.
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1 Dec 2012 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Doug Michelman, Visa

After helping steer Visa through significant change, the firm's head of corporate relations is evolving the brand by creating a fresh perspective through a unique lens.
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1 Nov 2012 | 4:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Laura Kane, Aflac

The VP of corporate communications at insurance giant Aflac turns a potential crisis into a moment of PR inspiration, with help from the firm's feathered friend.
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1 Oct 2012 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Del Galloway, United Way Worldwide

With 1,800 groups globally, keeping everyone on message is paramount for the largest privately supported nonprofit in the world, but its VP of comms relishes the size of the challenge.
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1 Sep 2012 | 3:30 am PDT
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